Eberly News

Pioneering WVU astrophysicist named prestigious Fellow of the Royal Society, the ‘Oscar’ of the science world

Pioneering WVU astrophysicist named prestigious Fellow of the Royal Society, the ‘Oscar’ of the science world

Duncan Lorimer, professor of physics and astronomy in the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as a 2024 Fellow of the Royal Society of London for his contributions to pulsar astrophysics and his role in the discovery of fast radio bursts.

Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members

Phi Beta Kappa inducts new members

Thirty-seven graduates were inducted as lifelong members into the WVU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national honor society that recognizes outstanding achievement in the liberal arts and sciences and champions freedom of thought. 

Male student wearing a blue button down shirt and a female student wearing a blue sweatshirt with the state of West Virginia in gold.

Eberly College students awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Two West Virginia University undergraduate students are recipients of the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship and will study foreign languages abroad this summer.

WVU alumna awarded Rangel Fellowship to pursue foreign service career

WVU alumna awarded Rangel Fellowship to pursue foreign service career

West Virginia University alumna and global citizen Giana Loretta is a recipient of the prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.

WVU expert on rural Appalachia champions coalition building and local knowledge

WVU expert on rural Appalachia champions coalition building and local knowledge

Research from a West Virginia University scholar of rural Appalachia shows how even the most marginalized communities can assert power and create change when they come together to form coalitions.

Shaping future geologists: WVU alumni couple provides opportunities through field experience

Shaping future geologists: WVU alumni couple provides opportunities through field experience

Ohio native Dan Billman has always been science-minded and had a fascination with rocks. Growing up on Lake Erie furthered his interest in rock formations, but it was a family friend and freshwater biologist who inspired Billman to pursue a career in geology.

Acclaimed WVU astrophysicist elected to elite National Academy of Sciences, a first for the University

Acclaimed WVU astrophysicist elected to elite National Academy of Sciences, a first for the University

Maura McLaughlin, Eberly Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected as a new member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in the scientific world. She is the first WVU researcher to join the prestigious group.

WVU neuroscience students pioneer new frontiers in undergraduate research

WVU neuroscience students pioneer new frontiers in undergraduate research

As Jayla Boyd and Lillian Floyd would describe it, they were in uncharted territory when they arrived on the West Virginia University campus for Brain Camp. By the end of the week, the soon-to-be high school seniors had discovered the complex world of neuroscience and were hooked.